January 20, 2011 03:50 PM IST
Credit cards have changed our lives and our spending habits because of their sheer convenience. However, there is a danger that credit cards can tempt you to spend without foresight.
- January 19, 2011 03:30 PM IST
2010 is a watershed year for the investors’ community in many ways. India regained the high growth rate, monsoon was plenty to spread cheer, auto sector saw huge growth, and stock market touched the same all time high of 2008.
- January 18, 2011 03:41 PM IST
‘The January effect is a popular phenomenon in the US, historically, this has held its mettle in the S&P500 which is traded on the US markets, it would be interesting to juxtapose this within the Indian Markets.
- January 14, 2011 02:39 PM IST
On a dark winter evening, while rushing home after a hectic day in office, I received a hassled call from my little daughter who, on the other side of the phone said, “ Mummy my friend Mansi’s father has died.” I was surprised no end but did not have the courage to talk further.
- January 14, 2011 02:01 PM IST
Money makes the world go round. Managing money is not on the top of everyone’s mind – some do not think about it, others think that working hard to get the money is tiring enough – but even so, it remains just there: in the mind.
- January 14, 2011 12:00 AM IST
You might be enjoying your cup of tea at a tea stall or you might be having a sumptuous meal in the afternoon! Even here or especially here you will feel the pinch of inflation.
- January 11, 2011 01:18 PM IST
Bangalore’s real estate market is being driven by the expanding job market and influx of job seekers from all over the country especially in the IT and ITes sectors.
- January 07, 2011 01:29 PM IST
Affordability, end-user demand pushed up real estate values in West India in 2010.
- January 04, 2011 12:34 PM IST
The last year has wrecked the markets in more than one way, first the LIC housing scam crawled out, which hammered LIC housing finance alongside a host of realty stocks.
- December 07, 2010 03:59 PM IST
A few weeks ago, during a dinner meeting, I overheard a couple talking about their long term plans. One of their topics of discussion that caught my attention was how they want to move to a small town like Lonavala or Shimla permanently.
- November 16, 2010 04:05 PM IST
Avinash Singh was interested in buying a flat in Mumbai and had a budget of around 70 L with him, which included furnishing the house as well. He was shown many flats costing Rs 60 lakhs for around 1000 sq. ft. He was very enthusiastic about buying it.
- November 03, 2010 06:32 PM IST
WEALTH explores the nitty-gritty of credit card balance transfer, when can you avail this option, how does it work, and so on.
- November 03, 2010 06:22 PM IST
HOW many times have you got a credit card bill with charges that you think are unfair and not called for? And what happens when you refuse to pay up? You get bills every month with the amount increasing with every bill.
- November 03, 2010 06:17 PM IST
IF there were 10 commandments that you abided by in your life I'm sure that obvious ones like 'thou shall not lie' and 'love thy neighbour' would definitely feature on the list.
- November 03, 2010 06:11 PM IST
AGGRESSIVE private sector banks have cashed in on the booming economy that affords us better income.
- November 03, 2010 05:14 PM IST
YOU just got news that your home loan has been approved and you are on your way to see an existing model of your future home. Your heart is pounding with excitement, but wait, the tedium of paperwork is not over yet
- November 03, 2010 04:16 PM IST
WE live in a made-to-order world. Menus or travel plans, everyone promises one thing: a solution that suits you.
- November 03, 2010 04:12 PM IST
Our expert highlights the various charges included in a ULIP policy. Understand these charges and their impact, before you opt for a ULIP policy.
- November 03, 2010 04:04 PM IST
ADITI just spent her Diwali bonus on buying herself a whole new look --new shirts, sunglasses, jeans, shoes the works.
- October 29, 2010 03:50 PM IST
It was a Sunday morning and I was having my morning cuppa when suddenly I got a call from a friend who was in the process of finalising a deal for purchasing an office premise in Mumbai from a Non Resident (NR).
- October 25, 2010 04:18 PM IST
The past is dead. It’s over. When you are buying a share with an expectation to make money in the future, it’s the future that is important.
- September 27, 2010 03:53 PM IST
All of us who are contributing towards the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) have a reason to smile. Reason being, our EPF will fetch an additional 1% interest rate for the current fiscal.
- April 24, 2010 11:54 AM IST
THE tax season is here. And if you are an employee you can’t blame your employer for deducting large chunks of money from your salary towards tax deducted at source (TDS), which he is legally obliged to do.
- April 03, 2010 04:11 PM IST
SIR John Templeton, the founder of Templeton Funds was a multi-faceted personality, a legendary investor, fund manager and an astute philanthropist. He wrote 16 rules of investment success, which can be found here.
- January 31, 2010 11:32 AM IST
Q. What exactly do NRI parents look forward to when it comes to schooling for their kids?